The evening will feature several guest artists from Broadway, including Teal Wicks (Wicked), Lindsay Mendez (Everyday Rapture), Rachel Potter (The Addams Family), Andrew Kober and Mykal Kilgore (Hair), Blake Daniel, Morgan Karr, Andy Mientus and Gabe Violett (Spring Awakening), Marcus Paul James and Tracy McDowell (Rent), Ali Stroker (Spelling Bee) and Laura D'Andre (Grease), along with Anna Ty Bergman and Kasie Gasparini.
Gasparini will be featured on piano with Adam Stoler on guitars, Brandon Ellis on bass and cello and Steve Purcell on drums. Travis Greisler will direct the concert, which will be produced by jokr productions with John Johnson.
Gasparini's musicals include Crazy, Just Like Me (2009 NAMT Showcase winner) and Circles. He has contributed songs to several shows throughout New York, including "The Text Message Song" for Cait Doyle's Hot Mess in Manhattan and songs for the Broadway in South Africa benefits and events in 2010. He is currently working on the children's musical Pearl and has been commissioned to write the first corporate musical for Pfizer. His concert The Music and Lyrics of Drew Gasparini sold out the Laurie Beechman Theatre in June 2010. He is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Writing Workshop and 2006 recipient of the John Lennon Songwriting Award.
Joe's Pub is located in the Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street. For tickets ($18), visit joespub.com.